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ERIC Number: EJ1118053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Text-Based Writing Assignments for College Readiness
Matsumura, Lindsay Clare; Wang, Elaine; Correnti, Richard
Reading Teacher, v70 n3 p347-351 Nov-Dec 2016
Research shows that cognitively demanding text-based writing assignments increase students' reading comprehension skills and analytic writing competencies. In this article, we describe the steps that upper-elementary grade teachers can take to develop cognitively demanding assignments that build these higher-level literacy skills and put students on the path to college readiness. Specifically, we discuss features of texts, both fiction and nonfiction, that provide grist for students to grapple with in their writing and prompts that support knowledge construction, deep thinking about texts, and use of evidence to support reasoning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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